Two new restaurants will open soon in Friday Harbor: Cask and Schooner, Homesteader Restaurant & Lounge

Cask and Schooner will open in the restaurant space formerly occupied by Front Street Alehouse. - Seattle Bicycle Club
Cask and Schooner will open in the restaurant space formerly occupied by Front Street Alehouse.
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Two new restaurants will open soon in Friday Harbor.

Gary D. Gero has applied for a spirits/beer/wine license for Cask and Schooner, to be located in the former Front Street Alehouse at 1 Front St., according to the state Liquor Control Board.

Gero is a professional animal trainer who lives on Mount Dallas and owns the 32-foot boat, Sea Pirate, homeported in Roche Harbor. Since 1971, he has trained and supervised animals for film, TV and commercials. Among his credits: the "Harry Potter" series, "Casino Royale," "102 Dalmatians," "Dr. Doolittle," and "Jonathan Livingston Seagull."

Opening date was not available Wednesday. A message was left on Gero's phone answering machine Wednesday.

Lew and Debbie Dickinson and Mark and Mica Brokman will lease the restaurant space currently occupied by Peppermill, in the Best Western Friday Harbor Suites, and will reopen it as Homesteader Restaurant & Lounge.

The change takes effect Sept. 26, Brokman said.

The Brokmans own Friday Harbor Espresso. The Dickinsons are part-owners of Island Communications & Electric, which specializes in alarm, fire and security systems; business telephone systems; electrical wiring; home automation; and structural wiring systems. Debbie Dickinson served on the Friday Harbor Town Council from 1998-2001.

The Brokmans and Dickinsons applied for a liquor license to sell spirits, beer and wine; off-premises sale of wine; kegs to go; and catering.

Peppermill owner Charles Thomas owns Blue Water Bar & Grill, 7 Spring St.; and China Pearl, 51 Spring St.

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